James “Jim” J. Cassidy
20 year Air Force Veteran
Petaluma, CA – James “Jim” J. Cassidy, 80, of Petaluma, CA, died October 30, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 2, 1934 in Lowell MA, the youngest son of the late Charles A. and Hannah (Fitzpatrick) Cassidy. He was educated in the Lowell Schools and graduated from Lowell High School. Jim traveled the world during his 20 years of service in the United States Air Force from 1954 through 1974 – serving two tours of Vietnam. When he returned to the states, he settled in the Marin County area of California. He was bartender for 20 years at the Marin Country Club.
Jim is survived by his sister, Ruth (Cassidy) Santos of Lowell, MA; his dear friend, Geraldine (Gerry) Lehan of Petaluma, CA. He will be deeply missed by his niece, Brenda Silveria; and his grandnieces, Bonnie Silveria-DiSalvo and Tracie (Silveria) Roy, and their children, whom he remained close to throughout his life. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his three brothers – Charles R. (Buddy), Joseph, and Edward and four sisters – Florence Travers, Lillian Chenard, Irene Spinney, and Evelyn Winters.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony Parish, 893 Central Street, Lowell, MA on Saturday, November 15th at 10 a.m.. A procession will follow for burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01707 or at www.heart.org